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Archived Blue-green Algal Bloom Notices

Suspicious or confirmed blue green algae blooms were reported on the waterbodies, listed in the table below, earlier in 2015. It was later reported that these blooms are no longer visible, or no new information was avaiable to update the listing. Waterbodies listed multiple times may indicate the bloom conditions change frequently. Blooms may return on any of these lakes.

Waterbodies with current bloom notifications are listed on the Blue-Green Algal Bloom Notices web page. Lake Champlain blooms are not reported here- this information can be found on the Vermont Department of Health's blue-green algae notification page.

Waterbodies with Archived Blue-green Algal Bloom Notices
Waterbody Name County Status Date Status
Big Reed Pond Suffolk 5/24/2015 No information received to update listing
Loon Lake Steuben 6/15/2015 Bloom reported to have ended
Onderdonk Lake Albany 5/31/2015 No information received to update listing
Orange Lake Orange 6/1/2015 Bloom reported to have ended
Orange Lake Orange 6/19/2015 Bloom reported to have ended
Smith Pond Steuben 6/18/2015 Bloom reported to have ended
Sodus Bay Wayne 6/11/2015 Bloom reported to have ended
Song Lake Cortland 6/1/2015 Bloom reported to have ended

Archived Notices

The following reports summarize notifications that were listed on the Blue-Green Algal Notices web page in past seasons:

Those using the water are still advised to avoid direct contact with any discolored water and to report any return of blue-green algae bloom conditions to DEC by submitting the Suspicious Algae Bloom Report Form (PDF, 527 KB), or by contacting your regional DEC office or by calling 518-402-8179.